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by Beckster
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Beansmama is gone.
Replies: 35
Views: 1427

Re: Beansmama is gone.

Oh my! My heart is breaking. I thought she had this beat! My sincere condolences to her family.
by Beckster
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE

SurvivorsSpouse wrote:A little hope for you, my wife went through the same journey. We thought it was stage 1 from the scans, but it turned out she was stage 2 after surgery.

5 years NED in Sept or 2017!!

Good luck on your journey.


Awesome...thanks! Looking forward to the same thing!
by Beckster
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sooo O/T - son got engaged today & Happy New Years!
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Sooo O/T - son got engaged today & Happy New Years!

Congrats on your son's engagement! Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy New Year!
by Beckster
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE

Lee
That is so totally AWESOME on the birth of your grandchild. May 2018 bring you the same good fortune.



Thanks Lee...Wishing you and your family a HEALTHY and Happy New Year!
by Beckster
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE

So happy for you! I am hoping for any good news this new year! I don't think I can take another horrible year like the last. Chemo #4 done and it is not easy. I found your post uplifting and so hopeful that we all can find NED one day. Enjoy every day, Becky! You are blessed! Lydia Lydia, I think o...
by Beckster
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 56 went for a colonoscopy they found 5 cm tumor
Replies: 28
Views: 1381

Re: 56 went for a colonoscopy they found 5 cm tumor

Hello, I noticed blood on a stool about 5 months ago, but was not sure. Then I noticed it more often the last several weeks and saw a doctor. I had the colonoscopy thinking I had hemorrhoids. Turns out they found a 5 cm tumor. They told me it looked like cancer, I have not gotten the biopsy results...
by Beckster
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IIA: Chemo or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 1332

Re: Stage IIA: Chemo or not?

This is the strategy I/we took- basically if I would have started having major issues with the chemo, I would have just stopped it cold. Originally we were thinking 8 cycles, but after the IDEA trial data came out this summer (about a week before I started), both oncologists, one at a major cancer ...
by Beckster
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IIA: Chemo or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 1332

Re: Stage IIA: Chemo or not?

I'm curious as to why your oncologist did not give you the option of 3 months of chemotherapy. It's my understanding this has become the new protocol for Stage III colon cancer so I don't know why this wouldn't be true for Stage II. I have heard that 3 months seems to be as effective as 6 months. M...
by Beckster
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stage IIA: Chemo or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 1332

Re: Stage IIA: Chemo or not?

Hi, First time poster but have made regular visits here via search engines since diagnosis. This won't be the first time this question has arisen, but I am currently 6 weeks post-surgery and faced with the decision of whether or not to proceed with Capecitabine (Xeloda) adjuvant chemotherapy for 6 ...
by Beckster
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE

Robino1 wrote:Fantastic Christmas present! Enjoy your Holiday!! :D



Thanks Robino1! Keep kicking ass! Hoping you have a healthy and happy New Year!
by Beckster
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE

Congrats on your new grandbaby and your good health news! I just had my 1 year DX anniversary and yes, what a difference a year makes! Wishing you continued clear scans and NED. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Shana Thanks Shana! Wishing you continued success and shrinkag...
by Beckster
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE

CRguy wrote:...AND next year will be even better !!!!

Cheers all
CRguy



Thanks CRguy! I could not have made it without the support of this forum! Have a wonderful holiday!
by Beckster
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE

rockhound wrote:Congrats!!!

My 1-yr anniversary for diagnosis is coming up later this week- lots of mixed emotions for sure!


Sending you positive vibes....it is truly amazing how different one year can makes! Have a great holiday!
by Beckster
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE
Replies: 25
Views: 1267

Re: What a difference a year makes! UPDATE

They say that things come in three's! Today I got my third....clear scans...everything is normal and my fatty liver has resolved. On this date last year, I was meeting with my oncologist to set up my chemo and today I am 6 months post chemo. He hugged me three times! He was just as excited as I was....

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